Nuts, beans, seeds, peas, grains, legumes & vege's

1.1.2016

 

Nuts are hard-shelled fruits of plants which are considered by some to be an important source of nutrients.. Some examples of nuts are hazelnuts, chestnuts, acorns and hickories ‘“ and they are characterized by the stony fruit wall which is actually a composite of the seed and the fruit.

 

Nuts are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and fat; while seeds are rich in protein, vitamin B, minerals, fat and dietary fibers. One common misconception that people have about peanuts and ground nuts, is that they are part of the nuts family, but they are actually categorized as legumes.

 

Seeds are the small plant enclosed in the seed coat, which usually has stored food. There are some edible seeds which are considered by some, a crucial part of the diet, since they are a great source of vitamins, minerals and nutrients, which are considered by some, good for overall health.

 

 

Some seeds like sesame and poppy seeds which do not require the husks to be removed when eaten ‘“ while other seeds will require the husk to be removed. No matter what culinary requirement it is that you have, you will find that nuts are available in a variety of forms, including shelled, raw, roasted and dry roasted. Seeds are also available in raw and roasted varieties ‘“. 

 

1. Nuts are a one-seeded fruit, while seeds are the propagative part of a plant.

2. Nuts will typically have one seed or two, while seeds take the form of a small embryonic plant, and are smaller.

3. Nuts are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and fat; while seeds are rich in protein, vitamin B, minerals, fat and dietary fibers.

 

A grain is a small edible fruit, usually hard on the outside, harvested from grassy crops. Grains basically grow in a cluster on a top the mature plant and they include wheat, oats, rice and barley. Because grains are generally grown on a large scale, they are considered staple crops and they are considered the number one energy providers worldwide.

 

Technically a seed as an ovule containing an embryo within, while a grain is a fusion of the seed coat and the fruit. In other grains like corn, the seed coat and fruit tissue cannot be separated.

 

Peanuts are a legume.

Peas are a vegetable. .

 

Seeds like peas (and pea-like seeds), sections of their embryo have very mealy properties when they are dried comparable to those of grains. These could be ground to get flour which can be very similar to the one taken from typical grains in culinary terms.

 

A grain is a seed that comes from a grass.

 

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